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Bobrovsky heads list of NHL award winners on Day 2

For the first time in National Hockey League history, a Russian born-and-trained goaltender has taken home the top prize in his craft. Sergei Bobrovsky led the Columbus Blue Jackets on the verge of a playoff berth during this shotgun start and finish known as the 2013 season, and he was rewarded by the league’s General Managers with the Vezina Trophy. The 24-year-old, who was dealt from the Flyers last offseason, rolled to a 21-11-6 record, 2.00 goals-against average and .932 save percentage along with his first four career shutouts. That was good enough to best last year’s winner, Henrik Lundqvist …

Some of the NHL's Awards were given out tonight, the rest will be awarded tomorrow night before Game two of the Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL Announces 11 Award Winners

The National Hockey League announced some of the winners of this year’s awards today. In a slightly different setting than the past few years, they did so in a low-key panel show starting at 5:00 PM on the NHL Network.  In previous years, they had a large show in Las Vegas that felt more like the Grammy’s. Today the winners of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Frank J. Selke Trophy, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, the Jack Adams Award, the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, the NHL Foundation Player Award and the General Manager of the Year …

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Flyers, Giroux talk contract extension

According to TSN.com, the Philadelphia Flyers have begun preliminary discussions with Claude Giroux in order to extend his contract. Details are slim, but we know that currently the Flyers are over the salary cap as of right now.  As well as the fact that the team has just acquired defenseman Mark Streit from the New York Islanders.  Streit will also need a new contract, further pushing the issue of the salary cap. Giroux has one year remaining on his current contract and is scheduled to become a restricted free agent after the 2013-14 season.  He is set to make $3,750,000 …

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Flyers get new D-man Streit off the Island

The Philadelphia Flyers made headlines on Wednesday afternoon with the acquisition of the rights to unrestricted free agent-to-be defenseman Mark Streit from the New York Islanders for a fourth-round draft pick in 2014 and forward Shane Harper. Streit, a 5-foot-11, 193-pound native of Switzerland was the former captain of the Isles. He is a left-handed shot and routinely quarterbacked the Islanders power play. Last season, Streit tallied six goals and 21 assists in 48 games, adding two goals and five points in a first-round playoff exit against Pittsburgh. For his career, Streit has totaled 65 goals and 223 assists for …

Maxim Lamarche has been signed by the Flyers.  Photo is courtesy of http://www.lechodelaval.ca.

Flyers sign defensive prospect Lamarche

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Defenseman Maxim Lamarche from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The news was announced by Mikael Lalancette from TVA Sports. Maxim Lamarche s'entend avec les Flyers. Contrat à deux volets. #grossesaison — Mikaël Lalancette (@MLalancette) May 30, 2013 The 20-year old has played the last four seasons with Baie-Comeau Drakkar.  The Flyers signed him as a free agent to a two-way deal.  At 6’ 2” and 218 pounds he can surely help the Flyers in rebuilding a woeful blue line from last year. Coming off of his best year in the QMJHL, Lamarche had 9 …